Heimo Mikkola

University of Eastern Finland

Heimo Mikkola has a PhD in Applied Zoology and Limnology from the University of Kuopio, Finland. He has worked around 35 years abroad in Africa, South America, and Central and Southeast Asia mainly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. After retiring from the United Nations, he has been a part-time visiting Professor in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2013 to 2018. In 2016 he was lecturing to 32 university teachers in the National Agrarian University of Kazakhstan on insect farming as future potential in the feed and food security of the world. He has written well over 600 work reports, scientific papers and books. He has edited four books for the IntechOpen, including Future Foods (2017).

4books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Heimo Mikkola

This book has nine chapters on Aquaculture Wetland Ecosystem Services Approach and Climate Change Adaptation, which explain how different aquaculture systems could maximize the benefits that society receives from both aquaculture production and the ecosystem services provided by wetland ecosystems. Sustainable development of aquaculture must take into account the societal value of ecosystem services for an efficient and environmentally sound production of food. Although some issues regarding the potential benefits and implementation of sustainable aquaculture remain, the consideration of food security and minimizing ecosystem impacts suggest that the time has come to take action. If we can efficiently farm the land, why can't we farm more the sea and inland waters?

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